Missouri Arbor Award of Excellence represents a combined effort by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Community Forestry Council to recognize those who act as good stewards for trees in our communities. This is the fifteenth year this award has been presented to towns, institutions, schools and businesses that have significantly contributed to their communities with outstanding, sustained tree care. All award entries are judged on the basis of contribution to community, effectiveness of the tree care work, event or program, use of sound tree management principles, and innovation and sustainability. Below are the winners in each category. Please see the 2018 Cityscape Spring Newsletter on the "Read All About It" page for details on each winning project.